Guardant Health Prepares IPO: What’s Disrupting the Diagnostics Market?

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by Ken Powell, President, Genesis Business Development The objective of companion diagnostics (CDx) is to maximize that a patient with a particular disease state has the highest probability of responding to a given therapeutic. CDx is now in its second decade of use, and more FDA-approved therapeutics have corresponding CDx labeling. This growing CDx trend […]

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Leveraging Innovative Expertise To Boost Business

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by Chris Slezakowski, Market Strategist HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS A BOOST? As businesses evolve, they need to convert or acquire new customers. The services or products provided operate in a complex system of multi-channel marketing, social media, supply-and-demand forces, and, above all, competition. Growing your business takes internal time and thought, […]

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Elevate Your Company Culture, Enhance Your Business

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by Devin Craig, Owner and Principal of Craig Consulting Group How important is company culture? Can organizations perform well without a sense of “culture”? Recently a client asked me about this topic. He asked me, a little skeptically (maybe even downright pessimistically), if culture really mattered. You see, the company in question is very well […]

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The High Growth Liquid Biopsy Market

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by Ken Powell, President, Genesis Business Development OVERVIEW Laboratory diagnostics are essential to the delivery of healthcare. Over 70% of all clinical decisions are based on a diagnostic test result, highlighting the critical nature of this medical care delivery segment. Yet spending on diagnostics accounts for less than 3% of the annual US healthcare spend. […]

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Smartphone Growth Isn’t Coming Back

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by Michael Smith, Principal and Founder at MKS Insights You don’t have to be an industry expert or insider to notice that smartphones are getting harder and harder to justify replacing. Outside of the glass shattering or dropping it in the pool, you would need to have a high disposable income to rationalize spending money […]

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Is Competition What’s Heating Up Your Coffee?

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by Vik Patel, President and CEO at Purple Square Management Co Key players in the coffee and breakfast foods industry (e.g. Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Wawa, etc.) are able to stay ahead if they remain innovative in the face of increased competition and provide value to the market. In shops like those mentioned, coffee and breakfast […]

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How to Manage Organizations with Varied Long-Term Motivations

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by Kai Wulff, CEO of Plexus Group Ltd While all business schools are still busy teaching Management, we have stopped asking what purpose Management serves. We’ve also stopped focusing on how we can achieve the same, or higher, level of efficiency by changing the Management system and adjusting to cultural changes.   The general belief […]

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The Power of Positivity: How Acquisition Management Thrives

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By Michael P. Fischetti, Executive Director, National Contract Management Association A colleague recently mentioned a small, but very significant, refrain learned early in what became a long, distinguished career; “Instead of ‘No, because,’ say ‘Yes, if’.” Acquisition challenges and hurdles, both external and internal, within one’s control or not, whether financial, structural, organizational, regulatory, programmatic, […]

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How Trade Negotiations are Affecting the Global Dairy Market

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by Mike McCully, President of The McCully Group In less than a month following Q1 2018, the dairy markets have awakened. While some expect further gains due to tighter supply-demand conditions, others point to adequate stocks for most products. International trade deals and negotiations are also hot topics, as of late, with indefinite outcomes. In […]

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Breitling’s New Ownership: What to Watch

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by Alon Ben Joseph, CEO of Ace Jewelers Group   HOW DID CVC BEAT THE LUXURY GROUPS? In October 2016, rumors started that one of the few independent, family-owned and run watchmaking companies was for sale. Six months later, the British, privately-held CVC Capital Partners managed to buy a controlling stake of 80% in the […]

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